"Gardens and attractive open spaces are good for your mental health and general wellbeing, and are great for encouraging reading for pleasure. Research shows that the right environment matters to many readers, and that reading in gardens and parks is uniquely enjoyable. Reading is a sociable as well as private pleasure, and we know that the more public and accessible spaces there are which encourage and celebrate reading, the more of us are likely to read, share our reading, and encourage others to do the same."
I am moving next month to a flat with a little garden that has a bench in it, so I hope I can improve the space around the bench to make a relaxing reading garden. Perhaps some flowers to attract butterflies, sweet smelling herbs or a water feature to burble away while I turn pages.
Does anyone on here have a favourite reading garden or outdoors space, and if so, what is it like?